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Matteo Liberatore: Solos

Read "Solos" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Matteo Liberatore presents, with Solos, an unorthodox exploration of the acoustic guitar. He brings to his artistry preparation modes that include alligator clips, metal springs, bass bow and a kick drum beater (and the bet here is a bunch more), constructing soundscapes architectures that are bold, metallic, industrial and almost always un-guitar-like. In the way of ...

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Robin Holcomb/Wayne Horvitz: Solos

Read "Solos" reviewed by AAJ Staff

You can unbuckle your seat belt with this one, because it's not going to hurt to lean forward and listen closely. Two pianists who share more than just overlapping interests in music, Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz are life partners as well. Their first co-billed collaboration on record (after multiple shared appearances) comes in the form ...

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Robin Holcomb/Wayne Horvitz: Solos

Read "Solos" reviewed by John Kelman

Albums putting two pianists together are rare but not unheard of. Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock did it in the '70s, and Geoffrey Keezer did it more recently with Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Mulgrew Miller and Benny Green. But such albums typically find the two pianists playing together in a context that demonstrates the paired players' ...